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Product Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
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Features comparison of SD-WAN Venders: VMware, Cisco Viptela, Silverpeak, Fortinet

If your company is using a SD-WAN solution, which brand is your choice? Why?

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Sevan Chandra - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at Nubewell
13 August 20

Nubewell Networks has full fledged feature set. 

Chona Pantastico - PeerSpot reviewer
VP Finance and Administration at Synetcom Philippines
13 August 20

Versa. Best of breed. Better security offering and now offers SASE as well.

IT Executive Leader / Innovator at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
12 August 20

I have done PoC with AT&T, VMware, Dell and SilverPeak -- I selected SilverPeak (which is now owned by HPE).

Lipaz Hessel - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Manager at Gilat Satellite Networks
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Top 5
12 August 20

We are working with Silver Peak, Fortinet (FortiGate and FortiAnalayzer) and also tried few other vendors.

We think and knows, that’s Silver-Peak is the only End to End SD-WAN solution along with VMWare in the market.

FortiGate is a FW with SD-WAN features.

Mohsinoddin Mohammed - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Principal at Alkhorayef
Real User
Top 5
13 August 20

We are using fortigate with fortimanager and fortianalyzer. its a secure SDWAN solution and we are very satisfied with the solution.

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@Diyaspino,​ all three are overpriced.  Depending on what are you looking for, you may look at Fortinet or even check the latest Sophos offering.  There is a number of different postings on SD-WAN in the last few years. Once people learned that SD-WAN is an old VPN with a new user interface, they moved to a new buzzword. 
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Lipaz Hessel - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Manager at Gilat Satellite Networks
26 May 20
SD-WAN comes with firewall inside the device, the issue with that Firewalls is lack of features like SSL-VPN. It is recommended to recheck management access because this device is connected directly through Internet, and make sure it is always up to date. Remember this is the direct link from internet/branches with default security once installed, again make sure to configure it correctly
Account Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
27 May 20
It depends which SD-WAN vendor you are considering. Pure play SD-WAN generally lack enterprise grade security features and their architectures require a firewall - which means more complexity and cost. A number of firewall vendors have Secure SD-WAN appliances that incorporate NGFW and SDWAN functionality in one appliance. Pure play vendors are well known for overselling their security capabilities and leaving customers vulnerable. A risk with SD-WAN devices is that you move away from hub and spoke networking to meshed, which means that there is a potential for the compromise of one device to give attackers visibility into the traffic flow from across the network. Its more efficient, manageable and cost effective to have a Secure SD-WAN device from a security vendor.
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